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2012-11-27 09:04:30 PM
Been on #20 drunk off my ass. I had to be drunk because otherwise I wouldn't have done it. I would get a quarter way across and I would freeze. I am afraid of heights and get vertigo.
 
2012-11-27 09:05:21 PM

Rev.K: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 850x588]

Ok. Why not?


[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 850x537]

AW, HELL NO!


Why does it look like that girl in the middle has her legs on the top "rails" squatting? Or is she peeing and doesn't want the splashes to get on her shoes?
 
2012-11-27 09:08:17 PM
There's not a lot of grey areas there...Every bridge there is either 'Yeah, no big deal' or 'not on your farking life'...
 
2012-11-27 09:12:51 PM

Bill_Wick's_Friend: The Vancouver bridge they show is either Capilano suspension bridge or Lynn Canyon suspension bridge. Both are totally safe and sturdy. Lynn Canyon is in a provincial park. Capilano is a tourist trap.

It's the area surrounding both those bridges that are lethal. Every year tourists step out to see the view "....just one more step" or hop a fence to snap a photo and they tumble over the cliff. locals all have their "it's totally safe from here, brah!" places for cliff diving which often are not so totally safe.

Both areas are filled with "here's who fell and died here" plaques and markers.


And didn't a lady throw her 2 year old over the of the Capilano ?
 
2012-11-27 09:16:41 PM
Yup. Just shat myself looking at those.
 
2012-11-27 09:17:18 PM
Homer_J_Fong

Where is the old man from scene 24?

In Africa or Europe.

// Red.
// No, blue.
 
2012-11-27 09:18:37 PM
For some reason my first thought was that this picture was taken by someone who just fell through the missing slats.
s3-ec.buzzfed.com
 
GBB [TotalFark]
2012-11-27 09:22:18 PM
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

Be wary of any bridges when this guy is around and counting down from 3.
 
2012-11-27 09:22:19 PM

JonBuck: #8. No. No nononono. And further, NO.


Scrolling through, I'm thinking "hmm, oh wow, that's pretty, that's crazy..." Get to #8 and I literally LOL'd.
 
2012-11-27 09:33:15 PM

BlackPete: The Phillipine bridges are prety freaky, but that Pakistani one sends chills up my spine. It doesn't look like it'd take much for the bridge to droop right into the water. Cold muddy water just waiting to suck you away.

/goes to hide in a corner


With sharks! And, you know, the thing about a shark... he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be living... until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'.
 
2012-11-27 09:38:01 PM
extras.mnginteractive.com
Mall of America, Bloomington, MN
 
2012-11-27 09:40:11 PM

Tenatra: SugarPlumFarie: JonBuck: #8. No. No nononono. And further, NO.

Um, yeah.
What the hell is going on to the left? Is that the bridge that used to be there that obviously came to a bad end?

Hey look at this video Link, go to 1:07 and you will see a better shot of that area you are questioning.


Curse you for posting that! I may never sleep again!
 
2012-11-27 09:40:48 PM

Guidette Frankentits: [extras.mnginteractive.com image 500x332]
Mall of America, Bloomington, MN


Daaaaaamn. Seriously time for that place to look into replacing the escalators.
 
2012-11-27 09:46:59 PM

kd8our: wax_on: As pointed out several times, many of these look like they're of modern manufacture and probably wouldn't fail if you put an elephant on them. Even the ones that don't look so hot are probably very safe, it's unlikely that anyone has fallen off of one. Human beings find many things out of proportionally scary to their real danger. Take modern passenger airplanes for instance. Compare the probability of a deadly crash in an airplane to the probability of fatal accident in a car. The car is many times more dangerous, yet doesn't feel so.

I work at an airport and remind people this daily. Of the thousands that we toss up every day how many don't come back? It makes the news. Now how many died in car accidents that day? Same thing with Muslims. One, ok a few but they are mostly drunk, of the locals says he gets nervous when he sees Muslims at the airport. I called him a pussy and a moron, oh and a pussy for good measure. I was slammed by a deer in front of the airport. I am far more afraid of deer than any Muslim. Last time I checked Muslims don't have antlers, can't gore you and don't come flying into the driver's window.


Can we combine the deer and the planes?

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2012-11-27 09:47:47 PM

Osomatic: I've been across #1. It's higher up than you can tell in that picture. It's actually reasonably sturdy but I was still sweating bullets the entire time.


I went across the old bridge years and years ago before they replaced it with the one there now. The netting on the sides is new, it used to just be the plank across and a rope on the side and there was very real risk of falling. Only one person at a time was allowed on because of weight and shaking. Crossing that bridge was terrifying. Now it's still scary but you'd have to try hard to fall off.

I've seen #8 before. The reason those bridges look like crap is because they're abandoned. There's a new bridge nearby.
 
2012-11-27 09:52:16 PM

Tenatra: SugarPlumFarie: JonBuck: #8. No. No nononono. And further, NO.

Um, yeah.
What the hell is going on to the left? Is that the bridge that used to be there that obviously came to a bad end?

Hey look at this video Link, go to 1:07 and you will see a better shot of that area you are questioning.


Thanks, as if the stills were not bad enough, I actually started to get nauseated around 3 min in.
It's like they left the remnants up of the old bridge as a warning to the new bridge in case it tries to get unaligned.
 
2012-11-27 09:53:26 PM

Bill_Wick's_Friend: The Vancouver bridge they show is either Capilano suspension bridge or Lynn Canyon suspension bridge. Both are totally safe and sturdy. Lynn Canyon is in a provincial park. Capilano is a tourist trap.


Since Vancouver turned into a filming mecca, they also turn up occasionally in TV shows.
 
2012-11-27 09:55:52 PM
I would not be afraid to cross any of these. Except 10 & 15, both in the Phillipines. I would not be afraid to cross #8 in Pakistan. Even if you trip, you will not fall through the wire.
/#6 in Nepal looks incredibly scenic.
// I'm not sure one way or the other about thay Yingkiol one in India, can't tell from the pic.
 
2012-11-27 10:00:29 PM
Okaaayyyyyy...given my height and weight I believe I'll be waiting here if, err.., until you all come back.
 
2012-11-27 10:01:21 PM
I was on the B.C. one with my dad. Halfway out there, he yelled, "Hey, I hear the sound of wood cracking". Everyone else lurched for the handrail. What a bastard.
 
2012-11-27 10:01:52 PM
Also quite dangerous...

www.freedomsphoenix.com
 
2012-11-27 10:06:12 PM
I'm afraid of heights so all of those pictures gave me the willies!
 
2012-11-27 10:19:03 PM
You know what made my balls tingle? Standing on the glass floor of the CN Tower in Toronto, and a bunch of punk teenagers start jumping up and down, stomping on the glass to see if they could break it.
 
2012-11-27 10:20:26 PM

Tenatra: SugarPlumFarie: JonBuck: #8. No. No nononono. And further, NO.

Um, yeah.
What the hell is going on to the left? Is that the bridge that used to be there that obviously came to a bad end?

Hey look at this video Link, go to 1:07 and you will see a better shot of that area you are questioning.


D:


To The Escape Zeppelin!: I've seen #8 before. The reason those bridges look like crap is because they're abandoned. There's a new bridge nearby.


Ah, that makes sense, then. I wonder if this bridge looks like rubbish 'cause they stole bits from it and the one to its left for the new one. :D

/no, it's just terrifying third-world engineering
//first world nightmare fuel
///my tank was getting empty anyway
 
2012-11-27 10:23:16 PM
ClavellBCMI

1: No issues with crossing that bridge at all.
2: Not on your life.
3: Bit of a steep climb at the far end, but not that bad, really.
4: I'd take that chance.
5: Needs some chain-link fencing attached to the sides before I'd cross it.
6: I need a better view of it before I pass judgement.
7: See 1 above.
8: FARK NO! Not even if it was necessary to save my life! That thing scares me just looking at the picture!
9: Not too bad, I'd cross it.
10: See 8 above!
11: See 1 above.
12: Best one of the lot. Race ya across!
13: You call *that* a "hanging" bridge?
14: See 5 above.
15: See 8 above!
16: See 9 above.
17: Only if I had to.
18: As for 16.
19: See 9 above.
20: Hell, NO!
21: Fun bridge and probably a great view!
22: There's worse on this list, and there's better.
23: Need a better view of the bridge.


Lets see...ah:

i.imgur.com

Hm, #8 might not be so bad - at least there's a decent chance of surviving(*) a fall through the cracks compared to some of the others.


(*)
Depending on density of piranhas and crocodiles or, more likely, the water temperature and depth and the likelihood of a waterfall a few yards downstream.


/now WhyTF is the background of the captions sometimes shifted to the right?!
 
2012-11-27 10:26:39 PM
I've been on those in the Philippines. One of the scarier things is that the cables often aren't braided wire, but are light gauge re-bar joined at the ends by twisting them together.
 
2012-11-27 10:28:05 PM
Went on several similar ones in Nepal. Even the rickety looking ones were surprisingly stable feeling. Then again, most of the trekking guides (and the company heads) are ex Gurkhas from those mountains so they do tend to pay attention to important details.
 
2012-11-27 10:36:35 PM
That cracked board in #22 isn't exactly trust-enhancing..

i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-27 10:37:11 PM
Shrek, I'm lookin' down!
 
2012-11-27 10:38:37 PM
It's wonderful being scared. So scared you can't breathe, so scared you can feel the poop in your colon shaking. THAT's scared.

The great part about it is that once you've crossed it - You have to return on it.
 
2012-11-27 10:46:55 PM
There was an article a while back about zip lines in some jungles. Made these bridges look safe.
 
2012-11-27 10:53:02 PM

Lollipop165: #2 is very similar to the bridge I went over in Papua New Guinea (no pics handy). Except it was 500ft over raging rapids in the highlands. Also, I've done the one near Arenal, Costa Rica. It's not very high up at all.

The Philippines ones win hands down in the terror department though.


The one with no planks? Yeah, I"m not sure that's even a bridge. That's a tightrope.
 
2012-11-27 10:57:00 PM
Big concrete bridges are safer.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
gja [TotalFark]
2012-11-27 11:08:50 PM

CygnusDarius: Rev.K:
AW, HELL NO!

What if I told you that a horny Christina Hendricks is waiting for you on the other side?.


Then I'd ask you for her mailing address and would send her a vial or two of my DNA, along with a free webcam to capture her using it on herself.

Cross that one? Not even at gunpoint. Go ahead and farking shoot. Less horrible than having a complete anal prolapse from fear.
 
2012-11-27 11:12:09 PM
I've walked across two of these, and they are absolutely not nearly as scary as people make them sound. I'm a large fellow, but I would gladly walk across 16 of these 23 as long as I am careful with my footing to make sure I don't step in the center of weak boards. Step near the cables and you'll be fine.
 
2012-11-27 11:13:47 PM
Meh, I've been across 20 of them. I even fell through #8 and #20. #10 just LOOKS scary in that shot because of the camera angle.
 
2012-11-27 11:24:24 PM
List fails without Pyke's tower bridges on the Iron Islands.
 
2012-11-27 11:26:19 PM
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2012-11-27 11:30:31 PM

Farklee: Big concrete bridges are safer.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x532]


Likely better maintained. Think about that on the morning commute.
 
2012-11-27 11:37:10 PM

gja: Less horrible than having a complete anal prolapse from fear.


Death by anal prolapse.

I'm going to have to copyright that or something.
 
2012-11-27 11:40:53 PM

Molavian: gja: Less horrible than having a complete anal prolapse from fear.

Death by anal prolapse.

I'm going to have to copyright that or something.


i524.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-27 11:47:41 PM
http://www.flixxy.com/tower-climbing.htm#.ULWXKIb4I1s


Jus' sayin'.
 
2012-11-27 11:52:47 PM
Jesus Christ, I know its the third world and all, but #8, #10, #20, and #22 are farking inexcusable. How can you not find enough wood to fill in those gaps?! Especially when (with the exception of #8) you live in a HEAVILY FORESTED AREA?!

And #15 just gives me the damn willies.
 
2012-11-27 11:55:56 PM

MeanJean: Jesus Christ, I know its the third world and all, but #8, #10, #20, and #22 are farking inexcusable. How can you not find enough wood to fill in those gaps?! Especially when (with the exception of #8) you live in a HEAVILY FORESTED AREA?!

And #15 just gives me the damn willies.


Termites. As fast as they put the boards down, something comes along and eats them. Simpler just to leave the spaces empty and not try, you know?
 
2012-11-28 12:01:18 AM
Gyrfalcon

Termites. As fast as they put the boards down, something comes along and eats them. Simpler just to leave the spaces empty and not try, you know?

That actually makes sense. And nobody wants to go out and fix the boards because well...who wants to bell the cat?
 
2012-11-28 12:04:11 AM
babtras

I've walked across two of these, and they are absolutely not nearly as scary as people make them sound. I'm a large fellow, but I would gladly walk across 16 of these 23 as long as I am careful with my footing to make sure I don't step in the center of weak boards. Step near the cables and you'll be fine.

Step near the cables, you say? I will keep that in mind if I ever have to cross a dubious rope bridge. Thanks for the advice.
 
2012-11-28 12:22:38 AM
I would cross all those bridges. I wouldn't be able to breathe while I did it, but I would anyway.
 
2012-11-28 12:28:56 AM
Meh. Grow up.
 
2012-11-28 12:30:36 AM
images109.fotki.com

This bridge in Switzerland was long enough that the wind would cause it to sway. But mostly, the number of people walking on it caused harmonics, making the deck dance as you moved towards the center. I actually felt better looking down at the central point than I did looking towards either end.
 
2012-11-28 12:36:35 AM
forums.pelicanparts.com

And speaking of hanging Bridges...


/Just click the "funny" button, dammit
 
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